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Poster: lobster12 Date: Dec 16, 2008 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: nope, I'm not drunk

I'm gonna say it and I'll stand by it. TDIH features a very nice performance of Samba In The rain. Bad song, never well played and it's 1994 so it has so many things going against it but the addition of Marsalis really adds something. Will this version convert you into a Samba fan? No, but have to give credit when it's due. I think the band could have jammed it out further but Weir seems to pull the rip cord.

Also, a pretty good show overall. Last bits of magic coming through (at times) during this gig.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd94-12-16.nak300.wankelswurth.10543.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: kochman Date: Dec 17, 2008 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

I have been a fan of this version for some time. Good call lobster12

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Dec 16, 2008 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

Good call! If you can block out everything surrounding the jam, there some noteworthy playing going on. That is certainly the last tune I would expect Branford to add to.

In addition to this, people who are down on Vince's playing in general would be wise to check out TDIH from '92 (DP 27); it's a cooker and Vince does more than his fair share imho:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd92-12-16.aud.vernon.9631.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Dead Surfer Date: Dec 17, 2008 12:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

This is the reason I don't listen to much after 7-23-90. I agree with deadmax on this one.

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Poster: squirrel barker Date: Dec 17, 2008 4:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

I had never heard Samba before it kind of reminds of the Old Spice commercial when the cheesy playboy sits at the piano and plays a loungey Hungry Like a Wolf a Duran Duran song or such.Makes me cringe.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 16, 2008 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

Don't listen to the naysayers lobster. That Samba is very good..as is the whole set(even though Jerry sounds a little rough). Thanks for the link.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 16, 2008 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

I'm listening to this Samba now.

OMFG!!

He can't sing, either.

I'd rather be listening to Vanilla Ice!

I can't believe I fell for this.


Well, I did go ahead and listen to the WHOLE song. The jam is VERY good but I have to chalk that one up to Branford being there. I mean, Vince really can't sing very well, give me Donna's caterwauling please. It's just all too distracting.

Plus - the lyrics. Vince DID get these out of Robert Hunter's trash can didn't he? That is the only explanation. Unless it is a cruel joke and the boys play along just to get some jollies during a show.

I'd think I'd rather listen to Victim or the Crime, or a duck stuck in a tin bucket, or someone getting their fingernails ripped off, or two cats with their tails caught in a garbage disposal fighting with each other, or eat tin foil, or birth a baby elephant...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 16, 2008 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

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Hey even the Drums is enjoyable and I normally skip Drums

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 16, 2008 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

OK, I'm liking this Estimated and the jam after it.

But SITR is a one-legged dog taking a piss.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 16, 2008 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

Well, I'm on to Estimated.....which is pretty darn good.

If I was at this show now, I'd still be trying to wash the taste of Samba from my mouth.

Eyes>Samba>Estimated(the brown sandwich of 2nd set sandwiches...."don't eat the brown sandwiches".)
Peanut butter>Anchovies>Jelly

Set-killer.

P.S. - Let me add...I love the Lobster. I've enjoyed his reviews for years. Wow! Yeah, years. Heh. You never can tell.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 17, 2008 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

If I had never listened to any Dead except the depressing '92-95 era I might be (almost....kind of...) inclined to agree with you. The thing is, "Samba", bad as it is, has sort of become the whipping boy for everything that is wrong with 90s Dead. Seems like no one one wants to be too harsh on Jerry (who already had one foot in the next world) and the boys (who by this point were basically using the Dead as an ATM to fund other pursuits they were actually passionate about), so let's gang up on the new keyboard player (Jerry's pick) and his crappy new song. Truth is, even old standbys like "Eyes" and "Estimated" lacked any real juice at this point, and the vast majority of tunes introduced during this era weren't appreciably better than "Samba". I mean, "Wave To the Wind"? "Easy Answers"? Come on. If this is what the Dead had been reduced to, then the jig was up no matter who was on keys or what songs he was turning out.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 17, 2008 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

Amen.

I'm 34 and didn't "get it" until 89.

Didn't get to go to my first show until 92. So in terms of the live experience its all I know - with the exception of videos. It was fun for sure, and there were a few moments I could suspend reality to make myself believe I was hearing good music... but at the end of the day I could not reconcile it as such and would rather sit and listen to 68-74 tapes than spend hard earned money on tickets and such.

Of course it was a blast going to the show, and the party, etc.. but I wanted more than anything to see some good music and on that level I was entirely disappointed almost every time out - with the exception of 3-17-93 that was a pretty good show.



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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 16, 2008 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk

...and frogs would fly if they only had wings.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 16, 2008 4:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk...nope, you're Shroomin!

Branford just adds layers to the stink. Samba blows...just ask the "blow me" guy.

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Poster: ducats Date: Dec 16, 2008 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nope, I'm not drunk...nope, you're Shroomin!

hey now